Originally Posted by murraypaul
They sound quite similar.
I didn't say all widgets would do that, but they open up a possibility that at the moment simply doesn't exist on iOS.
I'm not saying widgets are bad, or that they are not useful, or that the possibility of a poorly coded one outweighs the benefits that they add.
You mentioned that widgets run all the time, which is simply false; they stay dormant most of the time.